3 reasons why you need to go to yoga when you don't want to

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We've all been there. You made a promise to yourself that you are going to your yoga class but actually when you think about it, you don't really want to go at all! Well, no more excuses lovely yogini! This is why you need to go to yoga class even when you really don't feel like it!

If there's something I love doing, it's going to my yoga class at Balanzs Rotterdam. But for some reason, a couple of days ago, I really didn't feel like going. Like not at all. But then I bumped into a fellow yogi friend and I told him how I really wasn't in the mood for yoga at the moment. And then he said something which really had an impact on me. He said something along the lines of, 'When you really don't want to go to yoga, that's when you really need to go'. He said it so seriously, that I decided I was going to join the class even though I wasn't feeling it at all. And boy, am I glad that I went! I came out of the class feeling absolutely amazing and refreshed! I couldn't believe the difference between the Ashley before the class and the Ashley after class. It was incredible. So much so that I HAD to write a post about it. So here you go, 3 reasons why you need to go to yoga when you don't want to.

1. It is going to make you feel really good

If you are in a bad mood, have your period, had a stressful day or any other reason for not feeling your utter best at the moment, go to your yoga class. I promise, hand on my heart, that it's going to make you feel so much better! It is no secret that when you exercise you releases happy chemicals (aka endorphins) so get your yoga on!

2. Less stress 

If you didn't know yet, yoga reduces stress levels. By becoming aware of your breathing, which makes you become aware of the present moment. Being in the moment and thinking about nothing else other than the yoga pose you are in, calms your mind. When you have peace in your mind, even if it's for a short moment, it'll greatly reduce your stress levels.

3. Time for yourself

I've noticed that times when I've felt a little down, it's because I haven't had time for myself. The person that profits the most from going to yoga, is yourself. You are only doing it for you and nobody else. And really that is something we need to be aware of. Spending quality time with yourself is important and could be the key to getting out of a negative state. So go to your yoga class and think of it as a treat for yourself.


There you have it! 3 reasons why you need to go to yoga when you don't want to. So now you have no excuse anymore :) If you've had any experience with the theme of this article, please let me know!

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